Police Arrest Two Suspects In Connection To April Murder

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Police Arrest Two Suspects In Connection With April MurderTwo suspects have been taken into custody for the April 17, 2011 murder of 25-year-old Los Angeles resident Kevin Bell, and the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

On May 19, 2011, officers from the Long Beach Police Department served a search warrant at two locations near the original crime scene. Twenty-five year-old Nigel Marshall and 20-year-old Estrada Edwards, both residents of Long Beach, were arrested for the murder of Kevin Bell. Both suspects are documented gang members from the Bellflower area; however, the motivation for the killing does not appear to be gang-related and involved a dispute over a female. Detectives will be presenting the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the suspects will be arraigned on Monday, May 23, 2011.

The preliminary investigation revealed that on Sunday April 17, 2011, at approximately 11:48 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1800 block of Gardenia Avenue in response to a “shots fired” call in the area. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information regarding the murder is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire and Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can be submitted via text or web by visiting the L.B.P.D.’s website at www.longbeach.gov/police or www.tipsoft.com.

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